Professorial Lecturer in Law
David Levine is a senior attorney serving as staff to the Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on Court Administration and Case Management. The Committee, comprising fourteen federal judges, is charged with developing policies for the federal courts on matters affecting court clerks' offices, public access to the courts, litigants' privacy, and the judicial administration of cases. Mr. Levine's primary responsibilities include developing and overseeing the creation of policies relating to matters impacting public access to courts and court records, cost-containment initiatives that impact all clerks' offices, all miscellaneous fee amendments, litigant privacy policies for all federal court filings, and issues regarding pro se filers, court libraries, and juries.
Previously, as a senior trial attorney at the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees in the Department of Justice, Mr. Levine developed and managed the national implementation of civil enforcement policies relating to consumer bankruptcy filers. He also advised United States Trustees on the proper application of statutes, federal rules, and executive branch policies, and served as faculty at the Department of Justice's National Advocacy Center on bankruptcy law and litigation procedures. Before joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Levine was in private practice at Cooley LLP in California, specializing in corporate bankruptcy matters and business related litigation, and served as a law clerk to Bankruptcy Judge E. Stephen Derby in the District of Maryland, as well as Bankruptcy Judge James R. Grube in the Northern District of California.